I asked them a few questions about the company and also requested they send me a few photos.
We would like to get to know who you are?
We are, Zoe Barrett & Toby Langton (AKA Princess & Captain) owners of Dreambox Parties. Previously we both worked for Kerry Foods (the largest chilled food manufacturers in the UK) for many years, and this was where we both met. We both worked in the Marketing department, Toby was the Marketing Director & I Managed the Mattessons Brand. In 2009 we had our beautiful son Spike, after many years of working for a large company, it was at this point that we both decided to follow our dreams & start our own business
When did you establish your business?
We started in 2010 but have been trading for around 9 months now, so very exciting
Tell us a little more about Dreambox Parties
Our Company is called Dreambox Parties, we created an internet business, dedicated to making children’s parties easy. We know how time consuming it can be to come up with ideas, find all the right party supplies, costumes & entertain all the children at the party. This is how we came up with the idea, Dreambox Parties. We take out the hard work for parents who want to host a magical party, but have no time to source everything. It really is that easy, all the parents have to do is go onto our website, pick a theme from one of our Ultimate Party Boxes (Pirate, Princess, Fairy, etc), tell us how many children are attending and we carefully get together everything you need to transform any room into a magical world. Included is an Exclusive party guide, which is invaluable itself, with an adventure themed story, great food ideas, music CD & all the games & prizes. To capture & keep the attention of the children at the party, the parent becomes their chosen character & storyteller. The parent reads the story out to the children, imaginative games & prizes are incorporated in the story and so both parent & children have lots of fun. Not only do we do Ultimate themed Party Boxes, we have the best party bags, these are not your average party bags, that contain plastic & ends up in the bin. Our Eco-Friendly cotton draw string party bags contain, the most amazing themed costume accessories, imagine all the children at the party dressed up, as Princesses, Pirates etc. Not only does it look amazing, it is a chance for the children’s imagination to come alive. The best part is they also get to take them home, for lasting memories. And if this was not enough we have a great range of Adventurous & Beautiful themed costumes for both boys & girls, starting from 3 months to 13 years. The designs & ranges are perfect for your little stars.
Children’s parties made easy is what Dreambox Parties is all about.
Can you do bespoke Parties?
Yes we can, you can just call us (01273 465142) and let us know your needs. If it is a different theme or item we will see what we can do for you. Our dressing up home bags can also be brought as a Mix & Match, so it is easy to let’s say have a Princess & Pirate Party, as Laura from TiredmummyofTwo has done for her daughter’s birthday party.
What made you start your own business?
We enjoyed corporate life for many years and whilst working at Kerry foods, we came up with the children’s party idea. It took us a few years and the birth of our son to decide to change our lifestyle and start a business of our own. We were very excited and passionate about our Children’s Parties Made Easy, idea, as many times we had run friends, nieces & nephews parties and realised that finding all your party needs was very time consuming, stressful & you could never find it all in one place. With our idea, we felt we had the right solution for parents. After much deliberation, we decided it was time to move on, we had given a lot of hard work & time to other companies we had worked for, like many people do, so we decided to put all of our time & energy into something that we own & love, helping parents give their child a great party.
What is the best part of your job?
We love being able to help other parents with solutions for their child’s party needs and hearing that the children & parents had a wonderful time, is just the best. We did a child’s festival (Lollibop) a few months back & to see the smile on those children’s faces when they tried on our costumes made it all worthwhile. Children love adventure & are very imaginative so being able to provide them with themed parties & costumes is just fantastic.
The other part of course is being surrounded in Fairy wings, Inflatable Monkeys, Palm Tree’s, Pirate Swords & all things that are fun…our office is never dull!
Will you be bringing more themes out?
Yes, we are continuously looking for more great products to introduce new themes. Watch this space as we will be bringing more very soon. We would also love to hear from you so please drop us an email with your theme suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dreambox parties put together an amazing box for our party included princess and pirate bunting, a huge pirate flag, Pirate and Princess goblets, party bags and two gorgeous for my daughters inclduing a reversible princess and pirate costume for Elizabeth which was great as she changed half way through the party.
I did not do this review for any financial gain, all products supplied were paid for in full.